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Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management?

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Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management? [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2010, 04:20
Can a candidate who picks up areas like General Management, Finance in Mba be chosen for a Business Development or Corporate Management(business performance management) role in a bank or F500 organizations?
OR Does the person need to take Marketing?

What is the annual remuneration including bonuses
and how are the growth prospects i.e. is it very likely annual review, somewhat likely 3 years or scarce 5-10 years to get into a director role from a GM.

I plan on making a transition from a technical role(Electronics, DW, BI team leader) to a Management(Business Development, Emerging Markets) role possibly in a bank like JPM or MS, i will also consider traditional F500 companies.

However i am unsure as to the level of difficulty/competition and opportunities that internationals will face/expect.

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Re: Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management? [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 15:00
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I do know a few people who went to work at various banks and a few who joined credit card companies in these general managment type programs. They exist, but I dont know about them sponsoring visas for internationals and don't have a clue about what international opportunities are.

When looking at jobs you need to for the most part ignore what companies say the title is, and when advertising GM programs you really want to look at what it really is. Honestly, knowing more of what people are doing after school vs what companies say and what they post positions as. GM is a rare beast, there are lots of corporate jobs but if you want to advance to having P&L responsibility in a few years like a true GM position that is relatively rare. Lots of companies call their MBA hirers GM programs and will rotate you through marketing, finance, strategy, etc.

As for career advancement, thats something best researched on an industry or even individual company basis. In a manufacturing company a lot of times GM is on par if not higher than director. Where I work for example the GMs typically run manufacturing plants and for the most part they are closer to the top of the org chart. Very few of the directors are at that level.
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Re: Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management? [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 06:34
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When looking at jobs you need to for the most part ignore what companies say the title is, and when advertising GM programs you really want to look at what it really is. Honestly, knowing more of what people are doing after school vs what companies say and what they post positions as.

Thanks for this advise, i will keep this in mind when i am in Bschool.
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GM is a rare beast, there are lots of corporate jobs but if you want to advance to having P&L responsibility in a few years like a true GM position that is relatively rare. Lots of companies call their MBA hirers GM programs and will rotate you through marketing, finance, strategy, etc.

You mean to say this is good or bad, i mean generally companies rotate to find where you best fit and all that time is it grunt work, or any meaningful work at all?

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As for career advancement, thats something best researched on an industry or even individual company basis. In a manufacturing company a lot of times GM is on par if not higher than director. Where I work for example the GMs typically run manufacturing plants and for the most part they are closer to the top of the org chart. Very few of the directors are at that level.

I get what you say because as an engineer, i experienced this, in small industries the GM runs the whole show, from supply chain to product packing.
Similarly, Pay tends to be realtive based on the company.

Thanks for the time.
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Re: Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management? [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2010, 08:40
Great responses! I learn so much just from browsing these posts.
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Re: Mba General Mgmt to Business or Corporate Management?   [#permalink] 28 Oct 2010, 08:40
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